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Editorial

Lightness and lack of structure have always been synonymous with Lanvin menswear and this collection was no exception. Creative director Lucas Ossendrijver dubbed it romance, although it featured belts and necklaces pierced with metallic arrows and dangling trekking ropes; the arrows returned later as a decoration. In reality the ‘romance’ of these looks lay in the fluidity of the clothes, in the way they fell without ‘clinging’ to the body nor floating around it. Whether it was a case of formal suits or more casual looks comprising parkas and technical jackets, shirts open over striped t-shirts or vests, everything was more or less layered and rather wrinkled, almost negating the luxuriousness.